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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Tour Rome by classic Vespa scooter, and see the city from an insider's perspective! With an expert private guide, zip through Rome's bustling neighborhoods – including Trastevere and Testaccio – on the back of an iconic Italian Vespa. As you guide drives, see hidden delights like the Piazza of the Knights of Malta alongside bigger-name attractions like the Arch of Constantine. This private tour is perfect for those keen to see fascinating sights that the tourist maps miss while traveling around the city in a typically Italian way!


  • 3-hour private Vespa tour of Rome's hidden highlights with an expert driver
  • Ride through the Rome neighborhoods of Trastevere and Testaccio like a local
  • See off-the-beaten-path Rome attractions like Piazza San Giovanni
  • Peer through the Aventine Keyhole at the Piazza of the Knights of Malta
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Rome Vespa Tour: Hidden Rome

Your friendly private guide will meet you at your central Rome hotel and give you a comprehensive safety briefing before you hop on the back of your Vespa and ride into downtown Rome.

Picking the best route to avoid any traffic, your guide will drive through Rome's colorful streets, stopping at the city's up-and-coming neighborhoods and introducing you to Rome's hidden highlights. There will be plenty of chances to stop, take photos and ask questions as you go!

Head through the cobbled lanes of Trastevere, arguably Rome's most vibrant neighborhood, and weave through the eclectic crowds of bohemian locals and curious tourists who hang out here. Trastevere is home to beautiful Janiculum Hill, and you'll cruise up the hill with your guide to admire incomparable views over Rome.

Pass by Ancient Rome and see the majestic Colosseum before stopping at the Arch of Constantine. Ideal for a photo stop, this distinctive arch marked the start of the route taken by ancient emperors when entering the city in triumph.

Testaccio is another must-visit Rome neighborhood that you'll see from the back of your Vespa. Quickly gaining a reputation as a foodie destination, this district boasts busy trattorias that spill out onto the pavement alongside street merchants and high-end restaurants. As you cruise through, pass Piazza San Giovanni, home to the eye-catching Basilica di San Giovanni -- definitely a top sight to see!

Next, your expert guide will take pleasure in showing off the highlights of nearby Aventine Hill. Pass the romantic Orange Garden (Parco Savello), where locals propose to their loved ones amid orange trees and roses, before continuing to the Piazza of the Knights of Malta. Peer through the Aventine Keyhole at the door in the square for a snapshot view of St Peter's Basilica!

After passing countless off-the-beaten-path attractions and seeing Rome from an insider's perspective, your guide will drop you off at a central location of your choice or back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely fantastic! It was such a fun way to see Rome and we went to some great places that I would never have seen otherwise. Stefano was really informative, easy to chat to, and took a lot of trouble. I would really recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Brilliant to see parts of Rome that you don't normally get to see. Great fun riding the streets of Rome on a vintage Vespa. Our guides - Giorgio, Gigi and Gianni were delightful and very informative. Highly recommend this tour. We were lucky enough to spend nearly 4 hours enjoying the experience...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This is the best way to familiarise yourself with Rome before setting out on foot. Our guides ( Giorgio and Luigi) were great. They asked what we wanted to see and started the tour designed to our requests. Answered all our questions and didn't bore us with trivial info. Saw amazing things that you don't see by bus or on foot. Its just fun riding round Rome on a 1964 Vespa on a hot and clear day, magic. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Paolo and Stefano were fantastic hosts and the Vespa tour was amazing and so much fun. It was great to see places off the beaten track that were still great to look at and not crowded with tourists. Our introduction to Suppli will never be forgotten!! We highly recommend the Off the Beaten Track Vespa tour as it was one of the highlights in our month long trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

There can't be anything better than riding on the back of a vintage Vespa and seeing Rome. I have been to Rome several times though out my life and I have to say that the opportunity to see the city from this Vespa tour was very special and a whole lot of fun. I would so do this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

There are some things you do in life that will stay with you forever, this is one of them. Max and Frederico, our vespa drivers, were delightful. They took us to places we would never have found ourselves. Frederico, patiently explained the historical significance of each site. Absolutely fabulous!

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